Doctors for Colon Cancer in Arayappakkam, Kanchipuram
ratings and reviews)
Patient reviews for Doctors for Colon Cancer in Arayappakkam, Kanchipuram
Girija S Swain's review for Dr. Sudeepta Kumar
Accurate diagnosis and very good counseling after doing colonoscopy. Read more reviews
Colon cancer is defined as a form of cancer that happens in the colon or the larger intestine region. Combined with rectal cancer, the duo is referred to as colorectal cancers. This usually begins as a small clump or polyps that eventually spreads. Common symptoms here include rectal bleeding, constipation, change in bowel habits and loss of weight.
HOW IS COLON CANCER DIAGNOSED?
The oncologist may diagnose based on your symptoms. Common diagnosis tests are colonoscopy and blood tests.
HOW IS COLON CANCER TREATED?
Treatment for colon cancer includes removal of polyps, minimal invasive surgery and even Endoscopic mucosal resection. If the cancer has spread, partial colectomy along with surgery is suggested. Also, the patient would have to undergo radiation and chemotherapy depending on the course of the treatment. Targeted drugs like Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Cetuximab (Erbitux) could be used.
DID YOU KNOW?
Alternative medicines like relaxation techniques are mandatory through the treatment course.